Safety and Assurance Director

Location Tyne and Wear
Sector: Health and Safety, Transport and Logistics, Public Sector and Education
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Excellent benefits
Job ref: MAC2201_1682498045
Published: about 1 year ago
Startdate: ASAP

Safety and Assurance Director
Tyne and Wear, Northeast England
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits

Irwin and Colton have been exclusively engaged by Nexus; to recruit their Safety and Assurance Director. With over 1000 employees, Nexus is the main provider of local transport in Tyne and Wear, who own and operate the Tyne and Wear Metro and South Shields Ferry, as well as subsidising bus services to the local community they serve.

This is the most senior safety position within the organisation and will report to the Managing Director. This is an exciting opportunity to drive cultural change and deliver a best-in-class safety strategy that will have a positive impact across the organisation.

Responsibilities of the Safety and Assurance Director will include:

  • Leading the wider team in the development and delivery of the strategy, identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the team internally and externally

  • Driving the improvement and delivery of a robust safety management system across the organisation; aligned to operational and legal requirements

  • Engaging with internal staff and external stakeholders, with involvement across all projects from a strategic perspective, to ensure compliance and drive a positive health and safety culture

  • Strategically investigating key health and safety challenges with stakeholders and coaching staff to implement corrective actions to drive performance improvements

The successful Safety and Assurance Director will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar Health and Safety role within transportation and ideally exposure to the wider rail industry

  • NEBOSH Diploma / equivalent and Graduate Member of IOSH minimum (ideally CMIOSH)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience influencing and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Strong attention to detail with a proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering the outcomes successfully

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established public body with a long history and strong heritage. For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Matthew Cathcart on +44(0) 1923 432 636 or apply here.

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